Derek R. Flores

Derek Flores focuses on high-stakes business disputes and class action defense. Mr. Flores represents individuals and companies in a broad range of industries, including video game publishing, social media, biopharmaceuticals, and financial services.

Mr. Flores has a wealth of complex litigation experience, with an emphasis on privacy, antitrust, and unfair competition litigation. He has experience litigating cases at all stages, from pretrial through appeal. He has written briefs, managed discovery, and prepared witnesses and experts for deposition and examination.

Mr. Flores also maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders and victims of Central American gang violence seeking asylum.

Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Flores was an associate at Irell & Manella LLP. While in law school, Mr. Flores was a judicial extern to the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. He also served as media editor for the Northwestern University Law Review.

Representative Experience

  • Representing Southern California Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito Mudslides.
  • Cura Partners, Inc. John Does 1-20: Representing a leading cannabis company in an unfair competition and contractual interference dispute.
Derek Flores

Derek R. Flores

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Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2014) cum laude

University of California, Davis (A.B. English and Political Science, 2010)


Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California